The judges were getting teary, and presumably so was the nation, as Justine Schofield was sent packing from MasterChef Australia last night.
The show continues to surge upwards, reaching another high of 2.23m viewers, defeating Nine’s State of Origin at 1.84m viewers (it peaked at 2.18m).
So far this week the show has been #1 every night, with all but one episode over the 2 million viewer mark.
But the taste was still sweet for Channel Nine which confidently won the night with a 30.4% share ahead of TEN’s 24.5% and Seven’s 23.6%.
TEN was unable to retain the audience beyond MasterChef. Within half an hour Law And Order: SVU was averaging 841,000 viewers. It will certainly be hoping many of them stay tonight for the season premiere of Rush.
The Chaser’s War On Everything, which nodded to the end of the show in 2 weeks time, managed 987,000. So far there is no clear decision on whether the team will mount a new series.
Meanwhile the return of Nine Afternoon News took 237,000, a negligible lift on Tuesday’s THIS afternoon figure of 219,000.
So far TEN still leads the week at 26.5%, but it’s close with Seven at 25.4% and Nine on 24.7%.